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2012 VIVO Implementation Fest

The 2012 VIVO Implementation Fest was held May 14-16 on the University of Colorado Boulder campus. The Implementation Fest is an opportunity for VIVO implementation teams from around the world to gather, share, learn and exchange information related to technical and policy/adoption aspects of VIVO. The goal of the Implementation Fest is to assist, support and help facilitate ongoing VIVO implementations.

Follow this event on Twitter at #VIVOifest12 or visit the 2012 Implementation Fest wiki page for updates and related discussion by attendees. Another relevant resource is the VIVO implementation mailing list.



For a detailed event schedule with session listings, please Click Here. The general schedule is as follows:

Monday, May 14 1:00pm - 5:00pm Introduction to VIVO and the Semantic Web
Tuesday, May 15 8:00am - 5:15pm Policy, Ontology and Technical Workshops, Day 1
Wednesday, May 16 8:00am - 5:00pm Policy, Ontology and Technical Workshops, Day 2 

Room 207 in the Wolf Law Building will be open Monday at 10:00am through the 3:30pm VIVO installation session, for those wishing to gather early or to have an Internet connection.

There will be opportunities to network throughout the workshop days, as well as some coordinated dinner plans to encourage further discussion in smaller groups. Visit the 2012 Implementation Fest wiki page here for information on topics for lunch or dinner discussions. Please contact Alex Viggio at or Kristi Holmes at with any questions you have.

CU-Boulder main campus  Wolf Law Building

Airport, Transportation and CU-Boulder Parking

Parking permits are required for parking near the Law School and will be distributed to visitors at the registration table at 1:00pm, Monday, in the foyer on the first floor of the Law School. For those attendees from CU-Boulder, please use your usual parking area.

Make your plans to fly into Denver International Airport, about 1 hour SE from Boulder.

If you aren't otherwise planning to rent a car, the recommended way to get from Denver International Airport to Boulder is by shuttle. Boulder Super Shuttle offers round trip service to your Boulder hotel for $54.

Other options including rental cars and public bus service. Please allow yourself 60 minutes drive time from DIA to Boulder. You can find parking and driving directions for the Wolf Law Building on the CU Boulder campus where the workshop is being held on this page. If you do opt for a rental car, please be aware that the the Northwest Parkway toll road, from DIA to the Boulder area, only offers a non-stop payment system. There are no toll booths, so to avoid any penalty charges, please make appropriate arrangements with your rental car company as described here and here.

Dining and Accomodations

The What to do in Boulder Guide will be distributed on Monday with local activity and dining options. Visit the 2012 Implementation Fest wiki page here for more information or to share your plans or suggestions.

CU has discounted rates at the following hotels: Boulder Inn and Boulder Marriott. Both are within 10 minutes drive time from the Wolf Law Building on the CU Boulder campus where the workshop is being held. Please mention that you are requesting the special CU rate for the VIVO Implementation Workshop when making your reservation.

The Boulder Inn is the closest hotel at around 10 minutes walking distance from Wolf Law. They are offering us a special rate of $109+tax for rooms with a king bed, complimentary hot breakfast and free in-room wifi. 

The Boulder Marriott is centrally located and is offering a special rate of $159+tax for rooms with a king bed or 2 doubles. This does not include breakfast or in-room Internet. There is free wifi in the public areas.  

Other hotel options to consider are the historic Hotel Boulderado and the St Julien, downtown Boulder's newest luxury hotel. This useful Trip Advisor link lists other options to fit any specific requirements or budget. Feel free to contact Alex Viggio at if you have related questions.

2011 VIVO IFest photos

2011 IFest workshop  2011 IFest attendees